The Longest Straw

The Longest Straw

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew will spend seventy days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, including the Mono Extension.As they trek, they will speak with historians, community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles. The Longest Straw is a film which draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. California is currently suffering the worst drought the state has seen since record-keeping began over a century ago. Los Angeles is one of the top cities in America for water conservation, yet statewide outdoor watering restrictions and two declarations of drought emergency by Governor Brown go unnoticed by many Angelenos. Swimming pools are brimming, driveways are power washed, and automobiles sparkle in the Southern California sun while 28 communities in the state are at risk of going dry, and three of its largest reservoirs are only at 30 percent capacity. The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond, and the only way to a sustainable water future is through more local water sources.

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Adventure, Documentary
Director
Samantha Bode
Writer
Angela Jorgensen, Samantha Bode
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about history «The Longest Straw» (16)

Laura Mason avatar
Laura Mason

I was very pleasantly surprised. I loved the film.

Rachel avatar
Rachel

Could not be better! Great movie, fantastic actors and script. This is a MUST watch! Will probably watch it again a couple more times!

Jessica Bradley avatar
Jessica Bradley

Not sure what everyone is talking about, I enjoyed the movie a lot.

Brittany Arnold avatar
Brittany Arnold

It’s an excellent film. I feel that it's a movie everybody should watch at least once in their life time.

Diane avatar
Diane

Really glad I rented it was a great movie.

Denise B. avatar
Denise B.

This is the first time I’m writing a review because i was so happy leaving the theater. The movie has it all. Great actors, a very, very, VERY great script and a awesome story.

Christine H. avatar
Christine H.

I can say, that it was the best movie I have ever seen. Once the movie began I didn't want the end.

Victoria Wright avatar
Victoria Wright

The actors here did their jobs well. The plot was good

Scott avatar
Scott

This movie was pretty cool. The download of it was easy

Elizabeth avatar
Elizabeth

Great feel good movie.

Rebecca Washington avatar
Rebecca Washington

The movie was great!

Jacob avatar
Jacob

This movie surprised me, it was really good. This is a movie worth watching!